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21 March 2019

US Navy awards Raytheon $402m contract extension to produce GaN-based SPY-6 radars

Raytheon Company of Waltham, MA, USA says that the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington DC has awarded its Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business of Tewksbury, MA a $402.6m fixed-price-incentive modification to an existing $327.1m contract (awarded in May 2017, and itself a modification to a prior contract) to exercise options for Air and Missile Defense Radar Program (AMDR) low-rate initial production (LRIP) for three SPY-6 radar units (to be deployed on DDG 51 Flight III-class ships).

AN/SPY-6(V) is the US Navy’s next-generation integrated air and missile defense radar. Currently in production and on track for the DDG-51 Flight III destroyer, SPY-6 employs gallium nitride (GaN)-based technology to enable 360° active electronically scanned array (AESA) capability, providing protection against air, surface and ballistic missile threats.

The radar comprises individual radar modular assemblies (RMAs) as building blocks – each a self-contained radar in a 2’x2’x2’ box – which can stack together to form any size array to fit the mission requirements of any ship, making SPY-6 the Navy’s first truly scalable radar.

Work will be performed by Raytheon IDS in Marlborough, MA, USA and is expected to be completed by March 2023.

Tags: Raytheon GaN MMIC Radar

Visit:  www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/amdr

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